ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Trey Burke has a good idea of what to expect when Michigan takes the court at Ohio State on Sunday.
"I expect pretty much the same atmosphere as last year," Burke said. "It was very intense. We all were getting booed. It should be fun."
The difference this time is that the Wolverines will be undefeated when they face their rivals to the south. Second-ranked Michigan assured that with a 62-47 win over Nebraska on Wednesday night.
The Wolverines (16-0, 3-0 Big Ten) equaled their best start to a season. Only the 1985-86 team had started 16-0, and that was also the last Michigan team to be unbeaten heading into a game at Ohio State, according to STATS. On Jan. 4, 1986, the Wolverines improved to 14-0 with a 78-68 win in Columbus.
Michigan won Wednesday despite its shakiest shooting performance in a while. Burke had 18 points and Tim Hardaway Jr. added 15 points and 11 rebounds.
Ray Gallegos scored 19 for Nebraska (9-7, 0-3), which held the Wolverines to 39 percent shooting. Michigan, which beat its first two conference opponents by 28 points apiece, went 3 of 17 from 3-point range.